Byron Bay
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Byron Bay: Sea Turtle Snorkel Tour in Julian Rocks Reserve

1. Byron Bay: Sea Turtle Snorkel Tour in Julian Rocks Reserve

Head out to sea on a fun snorkel tour around the unique Julian Rocks Marine Reserve, as it combines the marine life found in the deep Southern Ocean as well as that found in the tropical waters of the Great Barrier Reef. Arrive at the Byron Bay Dive Centre either at your scheduled departure time or, if you’d like a free snorkel lesson, arrive 30 minutes before departure to practice in the heated pool. All tour participants must be able to swim to participate in this tour. Receive a short safety briefing before heading out to the Julian Rocks Marine Reserve. Journey to The Pass, about a 10-minute ride, and learn about this snorkeling spot. Get in the water for a 1-hour swim. Spot underwater creatures such as small wobbegong sharks, hard and soft corals, an assortment of rays, and three different kinds of sea turtles. Look for more than 400 different species of fish that make this area their home, and ask any questions you may have to the qualified dive staff. Head back to shore for a hot shower and some time spent with the crew identifying the creatures you saw.

Byron Bay: 2-Hour Small Group Surf Lesson

2. Byron Bay: 2-Hour Small Group Surf Lesson

Awaken the surfer within you during this 2-hour introductory lesson. Even if it's your first time around a board, you'll be safely shown up to your first wave before you’ve even had time to worry about falling off. Learn to surf in beautiful byron bay. This operator is one of the few suppliers that has a licence in Byron Bay. From absolute beginners to anyone looking for a refresher course, these lessons include safety information about the beach and important surf and safety rules covering all the basics from the warm-up, to paddling, catching waves and standing. Surf in small groups (maximum 6) and the personalized attention you'll receive will build your knowledge and confidence as you cultivate your surf technique.  You're bound to leave with a smile on your face, plus bragging rights having near conquered this perma-cool and amazing sport!

Byron Bay: Full-Day Wildlife Safari

3. Byron Bay: Full-Day Wildlife Safari

Discover Australia's renowned wildlife for yourself on this wildlife safari. After getting picked up from your hotel in the Byron Shire area, drive to a rainforest habitat. Here, enjoy a short stroll through the rainforest to spot flying foxes, a unique breed of megabat. Afterward, go for another short drive to a different rainforest where you can spot rainforest wallabies (aka pademelons) and rainforest birds. Later, head to a eucalyptus forest where you can spot koalas in their natural habitat before sitting down to a picnic lunch made from local produce at the riverside.  Finally, head to a grassland habitat and get up close with kangaroos and wallabies before beginning the journey back to Byron.

Byron Bay Hinterland: National Park and Waterfalls Tour

4. Byron Bay Hinterland: National Park and Waterfalls Tour

Get out amongst the beautiful Byron hinterland and explore the natural wonder of the World Heritage-listed Nightcap National Park including a 2 hour guided rainforest walk to the base of the spectacular Minyon Falls. Take a swim in the pristine freshwater pools, photograph the abundant wildlife or simply relax and get in touch with nature. Click here to watch a video about Minyon Falls. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch before arriving at the famous little town Bangalow. Tour Bangalow’s fascinating mix of local shops, galleries, and cafes. From Bangalow, the tour weaves through the beautiful Byron hinterland and the many historical unspoilt hinterland towns that are sprinkled throughout the countryside.

Byron Bay Tandem Skydive

5. Byron Bay Tandem Skydive

Take in Australia's most spectacular coastal views from 15,000 feet as you skydive over Byron Bay. Experience the thrill of a lifetime, with up to 1 minute of freefall. Float under a colorful canopy for 5-7 minutes on this tandem skydive, taking in breathtaking area views. Fly free as a bird, feeling the wind rustling through your hair. See sparkling white sand beaches and unspoiled hinterland On this 4-hour activity you’ll take off and land beach-side at the drop zone just 15 minutes from Byron Bay, where you’ll find ample parking, BBQ and picnic areas.

Byron Bay: 2.5-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson

6. Byron Bay: 2.5-Hour Stand Up Paddle Board Lesson

Find out why stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is one of the fastest growing water sports in this 2.5 hour SUP experience. The stable stand up paddle boards make it easy for anyone to enjoy the unique experience of walking on water. You'll start with some important safety information where all of the basics including; warm up, how to stand and control the board, proper stroke and turning techniques, correct posture and positioning, safe entry and exit from the water will be covered. You will be surrounded by a beautiful natural landscape and have the chance to spot some amazing marine life including dolphins, fish, seabirds marine plants and sea turtles.

Byron Bay: Hinterland and Bangalow Full-Day Guided Tour

7. Byron Bay: Hinterland and Bangalow Full-Day Guided Tour

Explore all that Byron has to offer on this packed day tour. Visit the Byron Bay lighthouse, explore Crystal Castle, and enjoy a tasty BBQ lunch in Bangalow. Your adventure starts when you're picked up from your accommodation, and you'll be driven up to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Marvel at the panoramic views over the Pacific Ocean and mountain landscape, and get up close to the iconic Byron Bay lighthouse. Between May and October, you can spot whales on their annual migration. Next, enjoy a tour of The Farm Byron Bay, a sustainable farming and food experience. Meet the resident heritage-breed pigs, Scottish Highland cattle, and free-roaming chickens. Stroll through fields of flowers, macadamia and pecan plantations, and market gardens filled with in-season produce.  Then, it’s off to the mystical Crystal Castle. Here you can marvel at the massive natural crystals on show, get lost in a garden labyrinth, take a gentle walk, touch the World Peace stupa or just enjoy a coffee and soak up the hushed tranquillity of this amazing place. The Zen quality of the crystals will put you in the perfect frame of mind for a drive through the beautiful Byron hinterland to the next destination, the historic and delightful town of Bangalow. Enjoy a delicious BBQ-style lunch, followed by a stroll through this beautiful village, which includes vintage clothing stores, homewares shops, glamorous designer boutiques, and an authentic French patisserie. From Bangalow, return to Byron Bay, where you'll be dropped off with plenty of time to have a late afternoon swim or surf.

From Byron Bay: Platypus Spotting Walk

8. From Byron Bay: Platypus Spotting Walk

Get up close and personal with Australia's famous platypus on this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Byron Shire before dawn, head to a special creek where you will be able to watch the sunrise. At the creek, take a pair of binoculars and begin your 1.2-kilometer walk. The platypus are very shy, but if you stay still and quiet, you will hopefully get to spot up to 4 of these unique creatures, either in the pond or on land. During this walk, you will also get to admire a range of bird species, including the beautiful azure kingfisher, and you may even get to spot a cheeky koala. Finish your tour with a picnic breakfast before returning to your accommodation, just in time for check-out if you need to leave that day.

Byron Bay: The Farm and Lighthouse with Lunch & Tastings

9. Byron Bay: The Farm and Lighthouse with Lunch & Tastings

Setting off from the Gold Coast in the morning, cruise down through the rolling green farmlands of the Tweed Valley towards the iconic northern New South Wales beach town of Byron Bay. After taking in the sweeping views from Cape Byron Lighthouse, keep your eyes peeled for migrating whales between June and October. Opt to take a refreshing dip at nearby Wategos Beach, home to some of Australia’s priciest real estate. Visit hip hilltop cafe Top Shop, a local institution for a caffeine hit before heading to The Farm. This lush, working farm on the fringe of Byron is anchored by the lauded Three Blue Ducks restaurant, where you'll tuck into an incredible lunch showcasing produce harvested just meters from the table. Take a stroll around the property to meet the Highland cows, purchase some homegrown sunflowers at the on-site florist, or perhaps grab an ice cream at Baylato, before making a move to Stone and Wood to sample the famed Byron Bay brewery’s multi-award-winning beers. Enjoy a tasting at one of Byron’s boutique distilleries set in a lush rainforest. Cape Byron Distillery specializes in gin (with whisky on the way), while Lord Byron Distillery produces rum, vodka, gin, and more. Hear stories of sustainability just as epic as their boozy offerings at both venues before returning to the Gold Coast.

Byron Bay Waves To Waterfalls Adventure Tour

10. Byron Bay Waves To Waterfalls Adventure Tour

Want to enjoy the best of Byron Bay’s surfing action and explore the lush rainforests of its surrounding hinterland? Strapped for time and cash? On this tour you don’t need to choose between one experience or the other: you can do both at an affordable price. You will be picked up from Byron Bay in an air-conditioned tour vehicle which will transport you to the majestic rainforests of the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park where you’ll see the power of nature firsthand at the impressive Minyon Falls. Marvel at the 100 meter drop of the falls and if you’re feeling adventurous you can take a dip in the fresh water rock pools beneath the falls, before enjoying a BBQ-style lunch prepared by our team. After lunch it’s back to Byron Bay where you’ll experience Byron’s world renowned beaches the way the locals do; standing on a surfboard! Let the outdoor adventure specialists and the surfing tour partners take care of the details of your hiking and surfing adventure while you sit back and soak up the once in a lifetime experience. 

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What people are saying about Byron Bay

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 28 reviews

Our tour guide Tom was so so lovely. Very knowledgeable and knew alot of byron bay and it’s history. He took us to all the spots and they were beautiful, unfortunately the weather was not the best that day but it was all worth it. The crystal castle was amazing and definitely worth a visit. Lunch was provided with a BBQ made by Tom just burgers and chips, simple and easy, you can’t complain! Anyway we just want to say thanks to Tom as he was genuinely such a good person and tour guide.

Tom was an amazing guide. He was so friendly and took us to a beautiful waterfall and gave us some great information and history of Byron bay. And he also cooked us a lovely BBQ lunch! Would 100% recommend

Excellent tour led by Tom! The rainforest trek was such an adventure and you will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful waterfalls at the end.

Awesome experience! Went on a great day, learnt to snorkel and swam with sharks, turtles, manta rays. Amazing guides to show you around too!

We were welcomed by friendly and knowledgeable staff. Our guide made sure we got the most out of our experience would definitely go again.